Updated review: Ansco B-2 Cadet

The Ansco B-2 Cadet is as common as pennies. Its primary advantage is that it takes 120 film, which is still made. Otherwise, it’s just an old box camera. Read my updated review here.

Ansco B-2 Cadet


6 responses to “Updated review: Ansco B-2 Cadet”

  1. Marc Beebe Avatar

    Yup, had one. Okay I had the B-2, B-2 Speedex Jr, Cadet II, Cadet III … and about two dozen other Anscos (not including Agfa-Anscos). :)

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Nice. I’ve owned a few other Anscos but not as many as you!

      1. Marc Beebe Avatar

        Not a habit I’d recommend.

  2. arhphotographic Avatar

    Hello I hope you don’t mind me asking a question slightly off subject, but I respect your advice. I have acquired a 120 roll of Kodak plus x pan prof film. The only camera in my collection that I can use is a Coronet Rapide. How do I go about calculating an exposure time ???

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      There are so many variables at play, it’s hard to advise. How old is the film? One school of thought says to overexpose by 1 stop for every 10 years of age. So film expired since 1989 would get 3 stops of overexposure.

      How was the film stored? If it was always stored cold, I’d just shoot it at box speed (ISO 125). I’ve had great luck with expired Kodak b/w film that’s been stored cold.

      I believe a Coronet Rapide is fixed exposure, about 1/50 at f/11. So you don’t have much choice. I’d just shoot the film in that camera and see what happens. That’s ultimately what we all do with the random roll of expired film anyway!

  3. arhphotographic Avatar

    Thank you for the guidance

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